understanding sensitive skin

understanding sensitive skin

Sensitive skin requires a little extra care and attention. Whether you experience redness, irritation, or dryness, adopting a sensitive-safe skincare routine can make all the difference to keep your delicate skin happy and glowing.

Sensitive skin is characterised by its vulnerability to external irritants and reacting negatively to certain ingredients, like artificial fragrances and harsh chemicals. However, severe changes in weather conditions and poor diet can also play its part too. But there are ways you can deal with and improve symptoms of sensitive skin.

How to manage sensitive skin

  1. Read the label

Become obsessed with reading labels on anything you’re putting on your face. Avoid products with known irritants, such as artificial fragrances, alcohol, parabens, and sulphates. Seek out natural and calming skincare options that use gentle, plant-based ingredients.

  1. Patch testing

Before incorporating any new product into your skincare regimen, perform a patch test. Apply a small amount on the inside of your wrist, and wait 24 hours to see if any adverse reactions occur. This precautionary step can prevent potential irritation on your face.

  1. Gentle skincare routine

The Natural Discovery Set contains vegan-friendly ingredients that are gentle and nurturing in an affordable fuss-free kit. A perfect introduction to clean skincare heroes for all skin types including sensitive skin. 

4. Drink plenty of water!

Keeping your skin well-hydrated is vital to help lock in moisture and soothe the skin.  Drink 2-3L of water per day to help flush out toxins as well as minimise signs of ageing.

5. Never skip sunscreen

Even on cloudy days, opt for sunscreen to protect your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays. Opt for fragrance free, sensitive safe formulas, like Naked Sundays SPF50+ Collagen Glow 100% Mineral Perfecting Priming Lotion to also keep skin hydrated and supple.

6. Go easy on exfoliating

Physical exfoliants are beneficial for removing dead skin cells, but it can be harsh on sensitive skin. Limit exfoliation to once a week, or choose chemical exfoliants containing gentle acids like lactic acid.

Natural skincare is often considered safer than synthetic alternatives due to the absence of harsh chemicals and potentially harmful ingredients. When compared to synthetic skincare products, natural skincare products are much safer for us all. Any product that is directly applied to our skin will slowly sink into the bloodstream.

At Ere Perez, our natural natural skincare products are derived from plants, fruits, and herbs, which contain beneficial nutrients and antioxidants that can nourish and protect the skin. These products are less likely to cause skin irritations, allergies, or adverse reactions compared to synthetic ones that may contain artificial fragrances, preservatives, and additives.

While natural products can still cause sensitivities in some individuals, their generally milder and gentler nature makes them a preferred choice for those seeking safer and more holistic skincare options.  

No two skins are the same. Embrace your skin's sensitivity and pamper it with love and care. Caring for sensitive skin requires a gentle touch and a bit of patience

It’s all about finding the balance that works best for you and your skin's unique requirements.